Middle-East

With the jihadists gone, booze is back in Iraq‘s Mosul

With the jihadists gone, booze is back in Iraq‘s Mosul

MOSUL: Rows of yellow-labelled whiskey bottles sit alongside imported French wines, while cans of Korean beer chill in the fridge: with ‘s free of jihadists, the booze is back. The city spent three years under the iron-fisted rule of the Islamic State group, which punished those caught drinking alcohol with […]

Not aiming to harm Saudi royals in Khashoggi affair: Tayyip Erdogan

Not aiming to harm Saudi royals in Khashoggi affair: Tayyip Erdogan

BUENOS AIRES: President Tayyip said on Saturday that Turkey’s insistence on finding the truth behind the recent killing of journalist was not aimed at damaging the Saudi royal family. Speaking to reporters at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Erdogan said that solving the Khashoggi killing would also be in […]

Saudi prince Salman finds both friends and disapproval at G-20 summit

Saudi prince Salman finds both friends and disapproval at G-20 summit

Saudi Arabian leaders are usually low-key attendees of international summits, leaving the public showboating to others. This time the spotlight was unavoidable for Crown Prince Mohammed bin . After spending two days hunkered in the Saudi residence in a posh neighborhood in the Argentinian capital, he Courted just months ago […]

Israel police recommend indicting Netanyahu in third graft probe

Israel police recommend indicting Netanyahu in third graft probe

JERUSALEM: Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such recommendation against the premier in recent months. The attorney general will now decide whether to bring indictments in the case, which centres on regulatory benefits allegedly granted to telecommunications […]

US airstrike kills key Taliban leader in Afghanistan

US airstrike kills key Taliban leader in Afghanistan

KABUL: A senior military commander has been killed in a US airstrike in , officials said on Sunday. Abdul Manan, who was the Taliban‘s ‘shadow governor‘ in the southern Helmand province, died of wounds sustained during an airstrike late on Saturday said Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the official governor […]

Iran backs Yemen peace talks, wants end of crisis: State TV

Iran backs Yemen peace talks, wants end of crisis: State TV

DUBAI: backs UN-sponsored peace talks, Iranian state TV reported on Monday, saying was ready to help find a political solution. “Iran welcomes the talks in … Tehran is ready to help international talks to end the crisis and underlines the importance of accelerating providing humanitarian aid to the people,” Iran‘s […]

Iran launches domestically made destroyer: State media

Iran launches domestically made destroyer: State media

TEHRAN: on Saturday launched a domestically built destroyer in the capable of traveling some five months without refueling, state TV reported. The 1,300-ton vessel named Sahand after a mountain in northern Iran took six years to build, according to the report. TV showed a ceremony marking the inauguration with a […]

Iran hails oil-for-goods deal with South Korea

Iran hails oil-for-goods deal with South Korea

TEHRAN: Iran said Saturday it had finalised a deal with to trade oil for goods, skirting renewed US sanctions. “A mechanism has been devised for returning oil export revenues from South Korea, by which Iran‘s oil export revenue will be bartered with imported goods,” Hossein Tanhayi, head of the Iran-South […]